We’re all about multi-use spaces in Manchester when it comes to food, drink and entertainment – think HOME, GRUB and Freight Island to name just a few. Now, a brand new multi-space events venue, fittingly called Fairfield Social Club, is set to open its doors in Manchester neighbourhood Red Bank as part of the major Victoria North regeneration programme.
Created by the team behind GRUB, Manchester’s biggest street food venue and events space, Fairfield Social will be located just off Angel Meadow Park and is due to open on Friday 1 March, 2024. Plans for the site are currently going through the approval process.
Visitors to the club will be able to relax with a drink and enjoy culinary options from all around the world in Manchester’s greenest beer garden, serving craft beer, hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks, and a classic wine list alongside a selection of flame grilled street food from the barbecue. The club will then be home to an impressive schedule of collaborative supper clubs from the best indie chefs in the region, providing an elevated dining experience.
With a total capacity of 500 across the site, the club’s event space will host a broad range of events, including film screenings, live comedy, wedding fairs, and artist Q&As. These events will focus on up-and-coming local artists and performers to help them reach a bigger audience.
With a big focus on the Manchester community, Fairfield Social will prioritise inclusivity, making women feel safe at the venue, and giving back to the surrounding area. As part of this, the club has pledged to make a donation for every single drink poured and ticket purchased to a local social cause.
Fairfield Social will join the Red Bank hotspot of independent restaurants and venues including Love Factory, Green Arches Brewery, Half Dozen Other bakery, and Michelin-approved spatzle restaurant, The Sparrows, with plans also going forward to repurpose the abandoned railways arches on Corporation Street, too.
Jason Bailey, Fairfield Social Club, said: “We’re really proud to be opening our second site in the Red Bank area, a fantastic community we have been working with for close to a decade. We can’t wait to open the doors to this new club which will be open to all, and we’re excited to see what the amazing creative folk of Manchester will deliver to our stage.
“We’re passionate about this being an important cultural hot spot for this smashing city and at the same time providing a super relaxed space where one and all can have a lovely time.”
Jake Scott-Thrale, Asset Manager at developer FEC, added: “Having worked with the team at GRUB for a while now, we know that they will be able to deliver another exciting venue for the people of Red Bank and the wider city centre.
“The ethos of FOUND is to create spaces where the community can come together, meet and socialise and Fairfield Social Club provides the perfect setting for this while also complimenting the existing hospitality providers at Red Bank. We are looking forward to the opening and welcoming even more people to this exciting new neighbourhood.”